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    I have recently become addicted to IHOP; I love breakfast food but never ordered it at diners like Denny's because it wasn't up to my standards. But since I'e had an IHOP breakfast meal, my hope for restaurant breakfast food has been restored!

    I'm writing because this because there are two IHOPs on Harbor boulevard, only a few blocks apart. I have been to both very recently, and (not surprisingly) there was a big price difference!

    At both places I ordered the all-you-can-eat pancake special, (regular). I believe the price at the IHOP directly across the street from DL (just south of Disney Way) was 10.99, and that the price at the other IHOP, a couple of blocks south, was either 7.99 or 8.99! (I have also ordered this same order in Whittier for 5.99)

    I just wanted to let everyone know about this price difference, in case both are accessible for you and you want to save a few bucks. Both IHOPs were equal (to me) in terms of food quality and service; the more expensive one was also more busy due to its DL proximity.

    (OT: I went to my local IHOP in Orange for the free pancake day fundraiser this month, and even though the website said it lasted until 10pm, the Orange IHOP employees said they stopped at 4pm, and that they could do that because they are a franchise. I understand the franchise concept, and the "participating restaurants only" thing, but it was not stated at all on the site that the TIMES could be different at different IHOPs, and there was no place on the site where you could find out if your local IHOP was even participating. Even though my local IHOP in Orange is cheaper than both in Anaheim, they piss me off!)
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by" (John Masefield)



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    We've run into similar strangeness with iHop here in Arizona. We've had great meals at the iHops in Tucson and Prescott. The restaurant here in Flagstaff is nauseating!!! It is filthy, smells like burned grease, the entire staff could care less and the food is wretched! Kinda sad that even with the same name there is no confidence for consistency with the excuse that the chain is "franchised". Interesting you have encountered differences with prices as well! :rant:
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    • #3
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      Surprise surprise.

      Location Location Location.


      I guarantee the IHOP right across from Disney pays a ton more in rent.

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      • #4
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        Chocolate chip pancakes. Nuff said

        Actually, I've had their chicken sandwich before and was pleasantly surprised by it.

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        • #5
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          This is so funny.. it wasn't until recently that my 23 year old Husband figured out that IHOP stood for something. I nearly died laughing when I found out he thought it was actaully called IHOP.


          To live would be an awfully big adventure.

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            Originally posted by aashee View Post
            Surprise surprise.

            Location Location Location.


            I guarantee the IHOP right across from Disney pays a ton more in rent.
            Yup yup! It's the same as how the DTD Wetzel's costs twice as much for the same order than the one in the Cincinnati airport. Just because you're eating outside of the park does not mean it's going to be cheaper! I eat far cheaper inside the park than in the restaurants in the area.
            "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by" (John Masefield)


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            • #7
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              Originally posted by aashee View Post
              I guarantee the IHOP right across from Disney pays a ton more in rent.
              Yup, and they are the reason I will never eat at an IHOP again. Two adults/two kids = bill of over $60 dollars for breakfast with terrible service.
              Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows about it.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Missviolet View Post
                This is so funny.. it wasn't until recently that my 23 year old Husband figured out that IHOP stood for something. I nearly died laughing when I found out he thought it was actaully called IHOP.

                :lol:That is hysterical Missviolet. Oh......23. You two are so young..........in my heart, I'm still 23 :lol: (with 13+ years of experience).

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                • #9
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                  The IHOP across the street from Disneyland isn't as good as the one down the street. It's always loud and crowded. But down the street is clean, not loud, although parking is weird.

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                  • #10
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                    I've never had a good experience in an ihop. The food has always been decent, but I really don't like listening to loud kids for an entire meal. The noise just seems so loud in there.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by aashee View Post
                      Surprise surprise.

                      Location Location Location.

                      I guarantee the IHOP right across from Disney pays a ton more in rent.
                      Well, that's part of it - they figure in Rent and Profit Sharing if they have a Net Percentage lease with a mall owner (or ownership costs if they own the land), Labor, Utilities, Taxes, Supplies...

                      And if they think they can get a bit more than that, they will. Restaurants in "less price sensitive areas" right off the freeway or in a Tourist Trap area in walking distance from several hotels will adjust prices to make a bit extra.

                      Who cares if the local residents figure out what's up and don't come in, they still make more money overall off the steady stream of tourists.

                      --<< Bruce >>--
                      There's No Place Like 127.0.0.1

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                      • #12
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                        Yes but driving to the IHOP a few blocks down would probably cost more in gas than the price difference.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Missviolet View Post
                          This is so funny.. it wasn't until recently that my 23 year old Husband figured out that IHOP stood for something. I nearly died laughing when I found out he thought it was actaully called IHOP.

                          And when I was young, they still referred to it as "The International House of Pancakes". They stopped going by that to emphasize they also serve the other meals...I spent part of my growing up time in Whittier, so we ate at that Whittier Blvd. location often...

                          I believe that the IHOP Corporation recently took over the ownership of Applebee's if I'm not mistaken....

                          OFF TOPIC...Back in the 60's, the actor Hal Smith (famous as "Otis the Town Drunk" on the Andy Griffith Show) did a local LA kids cartoon show as "The Pancake Man" - sponsored by, guess who...
                          God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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